Friday was the last day of school for two weeks. We've been pretty busy with end of term meetings and outings, and now we have to prepare Marie-Kate's 5th birthday and a trip to London.
We did manage to do this weeks unplugged project, thanks to Alexis's monthly magazine "Youpi". This months theme was Volcano's.
Marie-Kate carried on this experiment because it was safe and easy. She made a volcano using some flour and soda.
She made the crater with her finger
The gas from the soda pushed the flour and the soda up and out of the crater, making it overflow like in a real eruption. Once the soda (magma)had lost its gas, the lava flowed down around the sides of her volcano.
I'd recommend this magazine to anyone, it's really super for children aged 5 to 8 years old. All my children have this magazine and loved it when they were younger. If anyone wants to swap some of our Youpi's for some something similar in English, that would be great.
Experiment N°2 Sound Waves
bowl covered with sandwich wrap
Alexis and Gabrielle decided to experiment with sound after watching a science programme for kids on Arte.
Scatter some rice over the top
Turn the music up ( Bryan Adams)
The noise makes the air vibrate, the noise is transmitted through the air, to the plastic. The plastic vibrates and the rice dances. The children loved this one.